A new OSHA Fact Sheet describes some common program elements of Injury and Illness Prevention Programs and how to implement them.
These systematic programs allow employers on an ongoing basis to find and fix workplace hazards before workers are hurt or become ill. These proactive processes can substantially reduce the number and severity of workplace injuries and illnesses and can alleviate the associated financial burdens on U.S. workplaces.
The fact sheet explains the major elements of an effective program, which include management leadership; worker participation; hazard identification, assessment, prevention and control; education and training and program evaluation and improvement.
See OSHA's Injury and Illness Prevention Programs Web page for more information.